Job Description

Employment Status:
Full time
Job Function:
Nursing
Department:
210003 Surgery-RN
Shift Hours / Days:
8:30am to 7pm- M-F; rotating 4- 10 hour shifts
Hours / Pay Period:
80

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Job Summary/Purpose:

Provides the Mother Standard of care to oncology patients across the adult and geriatric spectrum. An Individualized plan of care is developed and implemented; utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Responsible for inspiring and guiding other qualified patient care team members to ensure enhanced outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Nursing care addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals, support persons and all members of the healthcare team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents the care of medical/surgical, ambulatory care and same-day surgery patient’s pre and post procedure from Phase 1 through discharge.  
  • Recovers patients from OR/Endo/IR/Rad Onc
  • Ability to interpret and operate cardiac and other invasive and noninvasive monitors, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms/trends, and institute appropriate interventions.
  • Completion of Basic Electrocardiogram (ECG) course in online learning management system.
  • Attend in house codes and rapid response calls as required.
  • Care for patients with complex needs including hemodynamically compromised and mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Initiate and maintain complex IV therapy, including thrombolytic administration, vasoactive medications, central IV catheters, dialysis catheters & arterial lines.
  • Safe use of less invasive, life supporting modalities i.e. BiPAP, ETCO2, arterial pressure based CO/CI & SVO2 monitor, core temperature monitors.
  • Ability to care for patients who are aggressive, agitated, in seclusion or restrained.
  • Ability to care for patients with IV lines, arterial lines, central lines, ports, chest tubes, pleural catheters, tracheostomy tubes and endotracheal tubes.
  • Maintenance and care of patients with an ostomy/ileostomy and urostomy.
  • Administer medications via all routes, using the 6 rights, medication bar scanner and monitoring patient for side effects.
  • Ability to collect blood specimens and blood cultures.
  • Care for, assess and monitor patients with Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and epidural catheters.
  • Administer and monitor blood products safely.
  • Able to provide thorough assessment for pre and postoperative patients for neurological, cardiac and respiratory status.
  • Appropriately utilizes ergonomics for patients postoperatively.
  • Fire Safety prevention.
  • Administers and monitors patients undergoing sedation/analgesia per physician order and hospital protocol.
  • Comprehension of transferring patients from OR to ICU/Med Surg.
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment, prevention and treatment of pressure injury.
  • Ability to assess and treat unplanned hypothermia.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) is required, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • Registered Nurse, Arizona RN License is required
  • One (1) year of experience in Specific area is required
  • American Heart Association ACLS upon hire or before completion of nursing orientation
  • Critical Care experience or completes Critical Care Course with 6 months of hire.
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN), National Certification in specialty is preferred

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK.  Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment?  Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers  to begin your journey.